Southern New Hampshire University

MS in Psychology

Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Psychology program is designed to introduce students to advanced research practices and procedures in psychology as they prepare for possible career advancement. Learn more about this online master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Psychology

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the Master of Science in Psychology might have taken previous courses addressing psychology theories and concepts. Applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree to seek admission into this master's program.

Program Description:

Coursework for Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Psychology program focuses on advanced topics in psychology research methods, leadership practices, and professional ethics. Required courses address social and cognitive development, assessment strategies, personality theories, ethical behavior, and research data analysis methods. Students can also choose electives that provide study in conflict management, learning theories, negotiation practices, and leadership roles. In the capstone course, students draw on concepts and theories studied throughout the program to develop a thesis addressing a current issue in psychology.

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Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Psychology:

Required Courses

  • PSY 510: Research Methods in Psychology I
  • PSY 520: Research Methods in Psychology II
  • PSY 530: Social Psychology
  • PSY 540: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 550: Measurement and Assessment
  • PSY 560: Theories of Personality
  • PSY 570: Ethical Practice in Psychology
  • PSY 790: Capstone in Psychology
  • Select four of the following courses (two must be 600-level courses):
    • EDU 543: Learning Theories and Instruction
    • JUS 603: Law, Ethics, and Justice System
    • JUS 621: Contemporary Issues in Homeland Security
    • OL 675: Leadership and Ethics
    • OL 676: Women in Leadership
    • SPT 510: Sport and Society
    • WCM 510: Negotiation/Advocacy in the Workplace
    • WCM 610: Introduction to Organizational Conflict Management
    • WCM 620: Managing Difficult Conversations at Work
    • PSY ELE: Students may select any 500 or 600-level Psychology elective

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Some careers in the field of psychology might require candidates to possess a doctoral degree. Those who wish to become supervisors or pursue careers in the academic field, for instance, might need to obtain a doctorate. Graduates of the Master of Science in Psychology program who are considering advanced clinical or academic careers might seek a Ph.D. in Psychology.

Career Paths:

After completing Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Psychology program, graduates could seek leadership positions in a variety of professional settings. They could work as clinical supervisors or specialists in mental health clinics, community health centers, hospitals, family crisis centers, or juvenile detention centers.

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